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Jun 26, 2011

Paneer Cooked in Cashew Sauce / Shahi Paneer

Shahi Paneer
This is a perfect dish for parties,since it is so rich and creamy..This dish goes perfectly well with naan or rotis..I served it with plain rice..This dish is modified from showmethecurry.com..Please give this dish a try and let me know what you think..


Paneer-1 packet cubed
Onion-1 chopped finely
Tomato-3 pureed
Cashew- 1/4 cup
Milk-1 cup
Garlic-1 tblspn minced
Ginger-1 tblspn minced
Red chilli powder-1 tsp
Garam masala powder-1 tsp
Coriander powder-2 tsp
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Coriander leaves-for garnishing
Oil-2 tblspn
Salt to taste
Sugar-1 tsp


Soak the cashew pieces in milk for 15 min and make it into a smooth paste.

Fry the paneer pieces in oil till golden and set that aside.

Heat oil in a kadai and add cumin seeds..let it splatter

Add in onions and cook till golden brown.Add in ginger and garlic and cook for 2 min.

Pour in the tomato puree and cook till oil separates.Season with salt and sugar.

Add in red chilli powder,coriander powder and mix well.

Add in the cashew paste and pour 1 cup of water.Cook this in a slow flame till oil separates.Stir often to prevent it from sticking to the bottom.

Add in the paneer pieces and mix well.Cook for 5 min on a slow flame.Sprinkle some garam masala powder over it.

Garnish with coriander leaves and mix well


Grab your ingrediants

Soak cashews in milk and grind it

Fry paneer in oil till golden

Crackle cumin,Add onions,tomatoes,ginger,garlic

Cook till oil separates..Add spices and mix well.Pour in cashew paste and mix well

Add paneer pieces and mix well

Sprinkle with garam masala powder..

Garnish with coriander leaves and mix well



  1. i LOVE paneer ! this looks very very yummy...good to go with roomali roti ;-)

  2. I have no source for paneer. Is there something I could substitute? I will only see your answer if you write to me at scrout1944@msn.com. Thanks

  3. Yummy paneer curry and awesome stepwise explanation

  4. Shahi paneer looks very tasty and colorful. I'm hungry now :)

  5. i luv paneer makhani anytime..loved the colour u got ,looks so inviting !

  6. i love this dish so much its absolutely yumm n shd taste awesome..

  7. Yummy and truly decadent Paneer dish!

  8. Hi! Your shahi paneer recipe was nominated as one of the "Best Shahi Paneer Recipes on the Net". To vote for it, please visit http://easyindianrecipes.org/side-dish-recipes/best-shahi-paneer-recipes-on-the-net-vote-for-your-favorite/ - your recipe is positioned at #185 (random order).

  9. Hi aarthi.. It's my name too.. Tried this recipe and it came out so well... I regularly visit ur site..nd helps me learn a lot... Thank u very much.. :-)

  10. Is it ok if i avoid frying the paneer and just useit as it is. I prefer it soft..

  11. Made it today thanks for the wonderful recpie

  12. This is my 7 year old's favorite dish. I make it with out frying paneer since that's the way my son likes. I've been making it atleast once a week for him for the past 2 years, but just realized that I didn't thank you for the easy and tasty recipe. Thank you Aarthi. I love the way you show the procedure with your simple easy to follow pics. Keep giving us tasty recipes. Now I'm off to cook Shahi Paneer and Roti for dinner.

  13. Hi arthi. I tried this recipie and it came out very well. I learned cooking mainly from your site. Thank You so much:-)

  14. Hi Aarthi ! I am a regular follower of your blog and lovely receipes ! I m new to cooking and your website with pics are of great help to me ! I have a doubt what is the difference between Shahi paneer and butter paneer masala ? Both are cooked in cashew gravy right ? Just a general clarification

  15. I love Indian recipe, it looks very delicious and healthy, this sunday i am going in restaurant for eating that kind of food. restaurant near venkateshwar college


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